[hcs-d] Fwd: Interviewstreet builds HackerRank and launching at your school. Interested?

Salvatore Rinchiera srinchiera at college.harvard.edu
Mon Jul 23 22:45:43 EDT 2012


Hi HCS,

Check out this contest hosted by HackerRank.

Is this something anybody would be interested in getting involved with?

Salvatore

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: vivek at interviewstreet.com <vivek at interviewstreet.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Subject: Interviewstreet builds HackerRank and launching at your school.
Interested?
To: srinchiera at college.harvard.edu
Cc: m.ali at hackerrank.com


Hello,

Hope you're doing well. I'm Vivek, one of the founders at
HackerRank<http://hackerrank.com/>
.
We're the team behind SummerGames and Interviewstreet, now building
something very ambitious and
big<http://blog.hackerrank.com/post/27495441781/join>
.

We're a young startup (5 people) in Mountain View, CA building a place
where hackers hang out for fun solving interesting
challenges with real-world
data sets, build quick hacks, etc with an interesting social component to
it.

We are currently working on bringing Hackerrank to your campus. This
fall, Hackerrank will host a virtual intercollegiate programing contest
which
will have 10 different levels covering various skills/technologies. Levels

will range from hacking a server to building a game bot and coding in
Brainfuck <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainfuck>,

just to name a few.

*Invite only:*
This is being open only for a select few schools and we'd love to get
Harvard on board. We are looking for students to represent and
lead your team at the Hackerrank contest, and help us spread the word.

*Prizes:*
Apart from a $10k prize money pot, the winners will have a chance to have
office hours with one of Y-Combinator <http://ycombinator.com/> partners,
the legendary Vinod Khosla <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinod_Khosla>
and Jawed Karim <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawed_Karim> (founder of
Youtube).

*Talk:*
The winning school will also have Mark
Jung<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Jung> (former
CEO of IGN and ex-COO
of Fox Studios) visit the campus to give a talk on entrepreneurship. He
will also

be open to hear a few startup pitches from interested students on campus.

*Fun:*

More than being a great opportunity, we think it's a fun contest. Please let

us know if you are interested in working with us as a campus rep to bring

Hackerrank to your campus. Feel free to share this email with others on

campus that might be interested.


Thanks
-- 
Vivek Ravisankar
Co-founder, Interviewstreet.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rvivek
Blog: rvivek.com
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